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Burt Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 338 students

 

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Posted November 13, 2013

The principal at this school needs to be evaluated. There is no school culture, she avoids issues and confrontation. She allows bullying to go on in her school. She cares about the bottom line - not the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I am a parent of two girls that attend Burt Elementary School. We all love that we can just walk through our neighborhhod to go to school. The Principal and school staff are all very friendly & helpful and the girls have made outstanding friends as well as grades attending here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2009

This school has transformed a lot since my youngest son started going here, but I see it going in the right direction. My children love their teachers and I notice them enjoying school. If I drop the kids off, the teachers are very helpful and always say hi to me. It feels like a good place to be, and I'm happy that my kids go here. My middle child had some trouble with her reading grades, but has gotten a lot better with the teachers help. I think there doing good things over there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

Burt is truly an AWESOME place to learn and to grow. I have never in my life been encountered by such a rewarding class of students. I am always kept on my feet. I give and give because Burt students want and want to grow and learn. I love the passion I see in my students. Every day is full of rewards and the strive for excellence. I will never give up on a student. I am kept alive by the challenges of my students. My day never ends. I come in at 6:30 - 7am every morning and I go to sleep after midnight most nights planning and altering my instructional delivery for my next days goals. There is no better student than a Burt student.
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Posted February 5, 2009

Burt lacks the knowledge and experience of teaching children from different cultures. It's improper and lazy to expect 30 children to learn one way. The school facility has the technology and capabilities to reach children with different types of learning forms, but lacks the enthusiasm and concern of the principle and most faculty to go that extra mile to reach our children. If children came to school cut from the same mold this would be a perfect learning enviroment. But children are not made the same and shouldn't be taught that way.Children come from different backgrounds, different learning capabilities and different learning experiences which should be taken into account. When truely trying to reach children in a manner that will help them to learn and grow in the best possible way, all types of learning should be tried instead of ignored based on a teachers desired work load for the day.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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12%

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38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

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64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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28%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
35%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
13%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 69%
African-American 20% 18%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Mary Barghahn
Fax number
  • (248) 738-4726

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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581 South Winding Dr
Waterford, MI 48328
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